Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Prevention
The Domestic Violence Laws are in place because domestic violence:
  • Is the leading cause of injury to women
  • Incidents out-number auto accidents, muggings, and rapes combined
  • Historically was not treated as a crime and left violent batterers in the home with little or no consequences
  • Has caused increased state interest in crimes that occur within the home
  • Laws can help prevent homicide